Information on Cambricollege
Cambricollege is primarily for students wanting to study and go to university later.
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- Over 12 000 videos and over 30 subjects ( 16 of the subjects are international GCSE aligned) are included in the price. No need to pay separately for separate subjects.
- Exam fees and text books if needed, are excluded .
- The content is currently offered in over 40 countries and has been produced for mobile devices, tablets and PCs. There is also a handy app to download and use whilst on the go.
In what ways can Cambricollege be used to educate students?
Students aged approximately 13 or from Grade 8 can study on Cambricollege using the KS3 syllabus before moving to the International GCSE subjects on the program. AS subjects will be necessary to do thereafter to get an exemption to university. Please see this link for exam requirements, subject choices and other info required for the International GCSE exams.
What is included in Cambricollege?
- Cambricollege is not a virtual school but a self study package.
- The online International GCSE learning content is award-winning content that is designed to fully prepare students for their exams from start to finish through 3-5 minute learning videos.
- Content for KS3 available for students in Grade 8/9 in Maths, English, History and Science.
- Content for IGCSE subjects available in over 16 International GCSE subjects
Studies have shown that the human brain processes videos 60 000 times faster than it does text! In a nutshell, videos are good teachers.
The programs providers are partnered with two of the most respected Education Professional Organisations in the UK: ASCL (Association of School and College Leaders) as well as PIXL (Partners in Excellence).
All of the Science subjects have been reviewed and approved by the Association of Science Educators.
The program does not include one on one tutoring– parents or tutors will work out the schedule and be responsible for the education of the student or extra tutoring can be purchased at an extra fee if needed- Cambricollege provides the content of videos and Quizzes to test the knowledge of the student.
Text books are recommended for all students studying for IGCSE exams. Any support needed as far as exams or any other query is promptly handled by our staff via email or telephone.
Do you need to purchase text books with the program?
A blended approach of using text books and the video content is recommended for students studying for the International GCSE exams. In some subjects work books are provided, but we recommend purchasing IGCSE textbooks to use alongside the program. Check and Challenge quizzes are provided on the videos to see if the student fully understands the lesson.
See full Curriculum.
What about AS levels?
We support and help our students that graduate with their IGCSE exams for the AS levels at no charge. Our International GCSE graduates are in a better position to study for their AS levels with text book support after the grounding of Cambricollege. Free support is offered as far as textbooks, exam dates and qualified AS tutors are available to use on purchased Zoom bundles if necessary.
How much does Cambricollege cost and when does my account expire?
The price is only R6 300 for a year’s access and includes all 28 subjects.
Registrations are open throughout the year and your date of expiry will be 12 months after you have paid us.
If you need more time on the program you can enroll again but please give us notice before your year expires.
How does it work?
The program is self paced and students work out their own schedule using the Study Guide you receive once enrolled. At the end of each learning video, there are Check and Challenge quizzes which are marked instantly, to test the knowledge of the student. Activity is clearly visible on the student’s portal under the Activity tab. In depth progress reports are provided by our staff on request.
IGCSE Students will estimate when they will be writing the final exams using our exam guide which we provide, and do past papers just before writing the exams.
Comprehensive information on subject choices and how to book exams, university requirements from USAF are provided to all enrolled students, however it is up to the parent to read and study and understand the links we provide and to manage the student’s timetable. We will do our best to answer all exam related questions but our primary service is the provision of the program with videos. Zoom meetings can be set up with us to assist you with any exam related queries.
A Cambricollege Whatsapp group is available for parents and students to share ideas on. This has proved to be very popular and you can apply to join once enrolled. Our trained staff are available during working hours to answer any questions you may have via email or telephone. If extra tutoring is needed then we can recommend qualified tutors to help students that have difficulty in any topics, via Zoom bundles.
What is the cost of Cambricollege?
The price is based on an annual fee of R6 300 per student, which will enable a student to log on every day and complete the work assigned to them from the Study Guide, or work to their own schedule.
The price includes access to all 28 subjects but excludes exam fees.
If you wish to try the International GCSE program for a free trial please email : email@example.com
How to Enroll on Cambricollege:
Once you have paid the enrollment fee of R6 300 and emailed us your details, we can can activate your account.
Send full name of student, email address, date of birth and method of payment to:
Banking Details EFT:
EFT R6 300 to:
Terms are available via our Enroll Page if you cannot afford to pay it in one payment.
Account Name: Essential Skills Online
Check Acc Number 1310046344
Branch Code 114145 ( Somerset West Mall Branch)
(Reference should be name of student)
Pay with Credit Card or Debit Card or Mobicred
Fill out the Student Enrollment form and attach proof of payment.
What age is the Cambricollege program designed for?
International GCSE is for students ages 14-15 and is equivalent to Grade 9/10
There is however NO AGE LIMIT to starting or beginning the IGCSE exams. Students of any age can study for and write exams.
Are Exams mandatory?
If the student is wanting to do their IGCSE and AS levels they will have to do the official exams. There are more than 28 subjects available, so the program offers a broad spectrum of learning for younger students. Your marks will be shown on the Assignments should you choose not to do the exams.
What International GCSE subjects are available on the program to choose from?
(Pre GCSE sections in all subjects are now available too)
Contact us for more information on exam requirements, subject groupings, pass marks and other exam related info if you wish to do International GCSE exams.
- English First Language
- French as a Foreign Language
- German as a Foreign Language
- Spanish as a Foreign Language
- *Afrikaans as a second language
* Afrikaans can be taken as a second language for exams, but you need to study from text books for is as we do not support it on our program)
- Biology ( practical exams optional)
- Combined Science
- Co-ordinated Science
- Business Studies
- Computer Science #
- ICT #
# Computer Science is more about how computers work, and about programming. ICT is more about people in business, and tailoring commercially-available applications to their needs.
Supplementary non International GCSE Subjects Included
In addition to the exam subjects, there are many extra subjects non exam related that can be taken to provide a well rounded education. Achieve Maths and Achieve English are also available to prepare students for the International GCSE Maths and English if they need more foundation work.
- Creative iMedia
- Music theory
- Design and Technology
- Food preparation
- Music Theory
- Health and Fitness
- Physical Education
- Achieve Maths*
- Achieve English*
- English Literature
- Study Smart
* these two subjects come with worksheets and are suitable for pre GCSE.
Where do you write the international GCSE exams?
Exams will be booked independently by parents or tutors at one of the many exam centers available- these can be found on this link , or you can write exams at the British Council. Cost of each exam varies between R900-R1800 depending on the centre you choose. We suggest you enquire at the exam centre you will be writing at.
Who would benefit from this program?
International IGCSE Students
Students who wish to pursue a university education can complete the program and write the International GCSE exams in South Africa or anywhere in the world. They can move onto their AS levels, and work towards a university exemption in South Africa or anywhere in the world. Content for pre IGCSE and post IGCSE is a new addition and also included in the program for the same annual fee of R6 300.
Adults can also enroll if they wish to work towards their International GCSE levels. There are no age restrictions.
The program can be incorporated into tutoring schools as an online curriculum for Cambridge students aged 14-15.
Please fill out this form if you wish to enroll as a tutoring centre.